Everyone loves the shade that trees provide during hot summers. Tree overhang branches and extra leafy offshoots can help keep your home at the right temperature, blocking enough of the sun to stop your window seats from feeling like a hot plate. A perfectly placed tree can even save you up to 25% on your energy bills, according to the National Arbor Foundation, especially Broadleaf trees.
But this does not mean that your trees do not need maintenance. Low branches and loose leaves can often lodge themselves into gutters and cause back-flowing water, and even induce damage to your roof over time. They can also be a hindrance when you are landscaping, and ruin the overall clean, crisp look of your yard. Aesthetics, and the danger of roots seeping into cracks in a house’s foundation, are two major re